Chief Information Officer

Maricopa County Community College District - Phoenix, AZ3.9

Full-time$150,000 - $200,000 a year
Salary Range

$153,924.00 - $200,101.00/annually, DOE



Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm; some evenings and weekends may be required
Maricopa Co. Community Colleges District Hours during Summer Session are: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar

12 Months

Benefits Summary

Our employees are our most valuable asset, that’s why at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) we are committed to providing the biggest benefits at very competitive rates. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family. Being a member of the Maricopa community you are able to participate in a wide range of benefits that gives you flexibility and choice including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, tuition waivers and exemptions for you and your dependents, and retirement.

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Job Summary

The Chief Information Officer reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is the most senior executive responsible for the information technology and computer systems that support our business and student goals.

The CIO is responsible for the framework that supports the academic and administrative mission of Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and provides overall leadership for the direction, administration and management of district-wide objectives, driving the strategic direction, advancement and optimization of MCCCD's information technology division. MCCCD's Chief Information Officer is responsible for all District IT functions, including planning, budgeting, acquisition, allocation of computer services, security, communication services and development; controlling the collection, availability and delivery of vital information technology across all District entities to support the needs of the District, its Colleges and ultimately student success. Working in a collaborative environment, this role will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, integrity and excellent customer service.

The Information Technology Division provides reliable, accessible, and secure enterprise systems and infrastructure to partner with business units and colleges for project management prioritizing, strategic planning, industry standard administrative systems, networking, and telephony.

Essential Functions

25% - Contributes to the achievement of the overall goals and objectives of MCCCD; provides strategic direction related to the information technology integration and infrastructure across MCCCD; monitors the allocation of resources in the most cost effective manner while maintaining quality and service; communicates and demonstrates return on investment (ROI) on all capital information technology infrastructure expenditures; manages departmental budget and capital investment s proposals; proactively and strategically manages risks and contains costs related to information technology systems operations; stays current on information and technology issues affecting functional areas and makes recommendations to promote innovation and ensure compliance; manages resource strategies and large contract vendor relationships; and is responsible and accountable for all information technology assets and software licenses.

25% - Provides vision, planning, and coordination of all information technology initiatives; ensures continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and monitoring of IT systems performance; leads software design, development and maintenance, and the introduction of new technologies; contributes to continuous improvements in client service experiences and management of critical projects and programs; identifies, innovates, and presents information technology opportunities that improve operations, reduce costs and increase efficiency; supervises the development of policies, procedures, priorities, and technical standards related to information technology, including information technology security; oversees the assessment, preparation, and delivery of information training technology to MCCCD staff; and manages a comprehensive team of information technology experts.

25% - Leads day-to-day system IT operations including providing technical leadership for Learning Management systems, Student Information System, financial systems, human resources, procurement, project management, enterprise portals, enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence, CRM, publishing, distribution, and software development which includes various applications, infrastructure, IT project management and web technologies, help desk and network technologies.

25% - Works with the Chief Operating Officer and senior executive team to develop, implement and report to the board on strategic initiatives, outcomes and measurements related to information technology; performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree from a regionally accrediated institution in education, business, finance, computer science, management information systems, or related discipline; and, Four (4) years of progressively responsible management; and/or, Leadership experience in field of assignment that includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Management/leadership experience includes: program management, project management, budget development and management related to programs or projects, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance.

Desired Qualifications

A Doctorate Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Information technology system and enterprise experience in a large, complex, multi-facility organization, preferably in an educational environment.
Experience leading and implementing information technology transformation and leading a comprehensive governance process with excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
Strategic thinker with a track record of establishing, articulating and implementing a vision for the organization; the ability to engage and assess college needs and integrate and align strategy, people and activities across functions, processes and teams
Track record of effectiveness in a fast paced environment; able to deal with multiple, changing environments.
Demonstrated experience managing budgets and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives.
Effective high-level problem resolution experience.
Articulate in written and verbal formats.
Special Working Conditions

Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving:
Will be required to travel or be assigned to all MCCCD locations
May require evenings or weekends
May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
May be required to lift or carry up to #25 lbs
How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications.

Applications without a cover letter or do not include detailed employment history information will be incomplete and will not be considered.

Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items:

  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
  • Provide complete employment history to include, but not limited to: Employer name, dates of employment in month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11), Full-Time Hours or Part-Time Hours, Job title and Job duties.
  • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested prior to any job offer.
Posting Close Date

Apply on or before Monday, December 10, 2018 to be considered.

EEO Information

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.